Team of Joe Biden Announces He Will Begin Meetings With Donald Trump Officials
The transition team of the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, announced that in the next few days it will begin meetings with the officials of the Government of Donald Trump to make effective the transfer of power to which the outgoing president has just given the go-ahead.
"In the next few days, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the response to the pandemic, have detailed information on our national security interests," Biden's transition team executive director Yohannes said in a statement. Abraham.
The Democratic official also assured that in those meetings they will seek to gain a full understanding of the Trump Administration's efforts to empty government agencies.
This announcement came minutes after Trump indicated that he gave the green light to the transfer of power to Biden after a three-week lockdown since the elections, although he still does not openly acknowledge his defeat.
"I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA (General Services Administration) for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country. She has been harassed, threatened and abused and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family or employees of GSA. Our case continues STRONGLY, we will keep up the good fight and I believe we will prevail, "Trump tweeted.
"However it continued, in the best interest of our country, I recommend that Emily and his team do what they need to do regarding the initial protocols, and I have told my team to do the same."
The announcement of the still president also came shortly after Murphy certified Biden's victory, a necessary step so that Democrats can access key resources to carry out the transition to government.
In the statement from the Biden team, Abraham found that the GSA decision "provides the incoming administration with the resources and support necessary to carry out a smooth and peaceful transfer of power."
"Today's decision is a necessary step to begin to address the challenges facing our nation, including controlling the pandemic and recovering our economy. This final decision is a final administrative action to formally begin the transition process with the federal agencies, "he emphasized.